US Senator Franken to resign after sexual harassment claims

Last Updated: Thu, Dec 07, 2017 23:00 hrs

Washington, Dec 7 (IANS) US Senator Al Franken said on Thursday that he will give up his seat amid allegations of sexual harassment levelled by eight different women.

The Minnesota Democrat made the announcement in a brief speech on the Senate floor, Efe reported.

The New York Times said that the move followed his crumbling support among the Democrats, making him the highest-profile casualty in the growing list of lawmakers felled by charges of sexual harassment or indiscretions.

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